Magnetic Resonance Imaging Specialist

Program Overview

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technical certificate program provides educational opportunities to the post-graduate registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist, registered Sonographer, and registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing. It provides students with the knowledge needed to perform MRI exams, and to sit for the Post-Primary Magnetic Resonance Imaging certification Examination. The academic component is designed to meet competency requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, as well as providing for continuing educational requirements.

Students may enter the Magnetic Resonance Imaging technical certificate program Fall Semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 2 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 24 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals enrolling in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program must be a registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist, registered Sonographer, or registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing.

Applicants should possess excellent attention to detail, composed patient interaction abilities, outstanding math skills, and an understanding of scientific principles.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • South Campus (Dublin)
  • Online (Distance Education)

Salary Potential

$60,000 – $65,000

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $3,062.00
Books & Supplies:  $743.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the approved programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Additional Fees

Malpractice Fee:  $11.00
Criminal Background Check:  $49.50
Drug Screen:  $39.00
HCA Clinical Fee:  $59.50
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

MRI Technologists perform diagnostic imaging exams using MRI scanners.  They primarily work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, imaging centers, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and outpatient care centers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test.  In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted;
  • Be a registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist, registered Sonographer, or registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing.

Competitive Admission Requirements

Students must complete an application to compete for their name to be placed on the list of potential program students. Check program pages for entry dates.

Access links and forms for Competitive Admissions Programs.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • MRIM2300Orientation and Introduction to MRI3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MRIM2320MRI Procedures and Cross Sectional Anatomy3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • MRIM2330MRI Physics and Instrumentation3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • MRIM2350Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinical Education I6 credit hours270 contact hours
  • MRIM2360Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinical Education II6 credit hours270 contact hours
  • MRIM2370MRI Review3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 24